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Cecelia Hopkins-Drewer
Cecelia Hopkins-Drewer
  • Country: Australia
  • Books: 7
  • Profession: Writer
  • Born: April 1967
  • Member Since: Aug 2018
  • Profile Views: 3,233
  • Followers: 9
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    Christian Fiction Science Fiction Fantasy Teen & Young Adult Poetry General Nonfiction
BIOGRAPHY

Cecelia Hopkins-Drewer is the pen name used by Australian poet, author and researcher, Cecelia Hopkins. Cecelia was born in 1967 in Adelaide, South Australia. She grew up in the Barossa Valley, an area of South Australia predominantly settled by German immigrants. Even before she went to school, she remembers scribbling for hours on a piece of paper in imitation of her mother’s messy cursive. Early stories were about a magic car that could fly and dive! Cecelia also loved poetry and pumped out many juvenile ditties.
Cecelia moved to NSW to study, completing a Bachelor of Education, Diploma of Information Management and Master of Arts. Cecelia’s thesis entitled: THE LITERARY MANIFESTO OF H.P. LOVECRAFT: A WRITER IN SEARCH OF A THEORY (1993-1994) was completed as a research project which replaced several subjects in her Master of Arts through the University of New South Wales.

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Silver Springtime (The Silver Springs Christian University Series Book 1)

Publish Date: Jul 28, 2017

Genre: Historical Romance, Christian Fiction

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Cecelia Hopkins-Drewer's Books

Silver Springtime (The Silver Springs Christian University Series Book 1)

Silver Springtime (The Silver Springs Christian University Series Book 1)

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Publication Date: Jul 28, 2017

Historical Romance, Christian Fiction

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Love Always Hopes (The Silver Springs Christian University Series Book 3)

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Publication Date: Jul 30, 2019

Romance, Christian Fiction

Faith and Love (The Silver Springs Christian University Series Book 2)

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Publication Date: Jul 29, 2018

Historical Romance, Christian Fiction

Mystic Evermore (The Nevermore Parables Book 1)

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Publication Date: Apr 07, 2018

Fantasy, Teen & Young Adult

Saints and Sinners (The Nevermore Parables Book 2)

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Publication Date: May 11, 2018

Action & Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Teen & Young Adult

Autumn Secrets (The Nevermore Parables Book 3)

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Publication Date: Sep 21, 2018

Supernatural Suspense, Fantasy, Horror, Teen & Young Adult

All For Love: on the charity dating show

All For Love: on the charity dating show

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Publication Date: Jan 25, 2018

Contemporary Romance, Literary Fiction

Cecelia Hopkins-Drewer Interview

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    Cecelia Hopkins-Drewer interview

    Cecelia Hopkins-Drewer absolutely loved performing in school concerts. She has published poems and articles as both ‘Hopkins’ and ‘Drewer’. She has designed her own book covers. She writes most mornings. When she is stuck in rut, she goes out. Sometimes she reads other’s books, watches TV or a movie. She uses Beta readers and she studies the market and sees... read full interview

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    • allauthor 5 daysAllauthor
    • If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?
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      • cecelia 5 days AuthorAuthor
      • Release your work to an audience sooner! I am cautious and I waited to put my manuscripts into ebook form until ebook was established and reliable. This meant I missed the "boom" that launched some careers. I did not join Watt Pad when it was all the rage and even my sister-in-law was on there, now it seems quite slow in there. The same with a few other sites and opportunities. I wait too long. Writing needs an audience, and f some are critical - that is just the way of things.
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    • What, in your opinion, are the most important elements of good writing?
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      • cecelia 5 days AuthorAuthor
      • 1. Narrative clarity - a variety of styles and even experimental writing are okay, but the reader must be drawn to read the story.
        2. Cohesion - something must keep the story together even if the order is experimental.
        3. Riveting plot - a story must be about something and preferably contain some surprises.
        4. SHOW NOT TELL - a writer should avoid 'editorialising', trim unnecessary commentary & character meanderings, stick to a point of view, create a setting and employ dramatic irony when appropriate.
        5. Characterisation & emotion - the most compelling books explore the character's feelings, reveal areas of self-delusion and promote character growth.
        6. Quality composition - check spelling & grammar, indicate speech appropriately.
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    • allauthor 4 monthsAllauthor
    • If you could choose three people to invite for a dinner party, who would they be and why?
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      • cecelia 4 months AuthorAuthor
      • Oh a difficult question, and something different! (I don't believe that readers want to read the same answers to the same questions on every site.)
        1) MOSES - because he lived in ancient Egypt. So he can fill me in on some fascinating history. He also married the daughter of a priest and we hear nothing more about the special order from which this priest hails. I presume Moses would bring his wife and we might get some answers. He faced down Pharoah's priests in a magical duel. Most Christians want to close their ears to this - but I want to know - what physics or power lay behind the miracles performed by both sides? He also wrote the section of the Bible referred to as the Torah so he counts as a writer.
        2) C.S. LEWIS - because he wrote such great fantasy readable by children and adults alike. He also performed research on the Petrarchan tradition of courtly love and wrote some interesting Christian philosophy. He shouldn't be too incompatible with Moses, but their meeting might highlight the ways tradition has changed the beliefs and messages down through the years. He was also a contemporary od Tolkien so I would get a bit of the best of both worlds here.
        3) BARBARA CARTLAND - because she wrote so many stories, and they marketed so well. I also love a historical romance and none of her later heroine's would hurt a fly. Prominent social figure and step-grandmother to Princess Diana, what else could you want? Besides, then I would not be alone with the two crusty old gentlemen I have selected as picks one and two!
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